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(RealClearPolitics)   Mitt Romney is the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan, upward mobility, positive economics, National Review  
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1491 clicks; posted to Politics » on 13 Aug 2012 at 9:55 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-13 08:39:31 AM  
6 votes:
Well, I'll agree his acting sucks...

/and he has just selected a chimp as a co-star
2012-08-13 07:50:32 AM  
5 votes:
He could very well be the reincarnation of Reagan...that would definitely explain the Alzheimer's symptoms that he's been showing.
2012-08-13 09:00:49 AM  
3 votes:
Ronald Reagan is too liberal for today's GOP.

The real Reagan, not the demigod father figure the GOP has mythologized.
2012-08-13 09:38:26 AM  
2 votes:

EvilEgg: I can't stand the hero worship of Obama.

rolling. on. the. floor. laughing. my. ass. off.

I live with my mom

c'mon, man. try to be at least credible.
2012-08-13 09:18:13 AM  
2 votes:
Mitt Romney is pro-choice, supports gun control, and his budget (if Ryan's budget plan is any indication) will increase the deficit while screwing the poor and middle class.

Is that what the author... Real Clear Politics...

2012-08-13 08:04:15 AM  
2 votes:
And now that I've just spent thousands of words irrationally hero worshipping someone for things they never did, I will turn and claim Democrats are doing the exact same thing!
2012-08-13 07:57:28 AM  
2 votes:
Reagan advocated and signed tax increases. So did Margaret Thatcher.
2012-08-13 07:31:59 AM  
2 votes:
By Larry Kudlow

aaaaaand I'm done reading
2012-08-13 12:39:58 PM  
1 vote:

2012-08-13 11:17:09 AM  
1 vote:

WombatControl: qorkfiend: Romney's problem is that we tried Reagan's economic policies, and they didn't farking work. 30 years of voodoo economics has made a few people very, very rich at the expense of everyone else.

Keep pushing those same talking points, and maybe if you repeat them enough, you'll magically pop into an alternate universe where they're true!

This is why I keep pointing out how dangerously out-of-touch the left is. They honestly believe shiat like this. You can point out a million graphs showing GDP growth in the last 30 years, showing personal income growth, showing job growth, etc. and it wouldn't change their minds. They believe that Reagan was a failure because they have to believe Reagan was a failure. It can't be that their ideas were thoroughly repudiated 30 years ago after they'd failed completely. Because if that were true, they'd have to challenge their intellectual preconceptions, and that's just not something that a rigid thinker can do.

What's dangerous about that is that the Democratic Party is now being increasingly controlled by people who don't remember the lessons of the 1970s. And so they will keep making the same mistakes that were made back then, and the economy will crater just like it did back then. And millions of Americans will suffer in the process.

Keynesianism doesn't work now any more than it worked for Nixon in the 1970s or the Japanese in the 1990s. So why are the Democrats embracing it again now?

The high-tax, high-regulation, industrial welfare state didn't work for the UK in the 1970s and it doesn't work in places like California and Detroit. US cities are going into bankruptcy because they can't pay pension costs for government workers. Yet we're supposed to believe that more of the same will work?

It's funny - the "conservatives" are supposed to be the ones who are inflexible and wedded to the status quo. But when you suggest reforming any government programs, it's the "liberals" who are demanding no substantive changes. ...

US cities are going bankrupt in many cases from dolts who continue to cut farking taxes because they're morons and fail to see that taxes help the community. Detroit died not because of some bullshiat about high regulation and high taxes but because of white flight and the car companies moving production elsewhere. NAFTA dealt the final death blow.

Germany and the Scandinavian states are high regulation and high taxes, explain why they're doing just dandy? The UK certainly has its issues but is doing OK comparatively. Oh, and Canada. They're doing just fine as well.

There are no more conservatives left in the GOP. There seem to be radical nutters who want to hate on everything this country stands for so their "team" can win.

Your facts are wrong and so are you.
2012-08-13 11:05:53 AM  
1 vote:

EvilEgg: I can't stand the hero worship of Obama.

'cause you know he's good and 'cause he's going to be a two term president. enjoy the butthurt.
2012-08-13 10:00:41 AM  
1 vote:
Romney is the reincarnation of Reagan...

GWB is the reincarnation of jesus...

Sarah Palin is the reincarnation of the virgin mary....

Some people are absolutely delusional.
2012-08-13 09:58:29 AM  
1 vote:
Mitt Romney is the most fiscally conservative Republican standard-bearer since Ronald Reagan

Difficulty: Reagan wasn't fiscally conservative.
2012-08-13 09:38:35 AM  
1 vote:
Mittens, I knew Ronald Reagan, and you sir are no Ronald Reagan.
2012-08-13 09:02:48 AM  
1 vote:
except without the charm, warmth, and charisma.

He's got the duplicitous douchebag part right, though, I'll give him that.
2012-08-13 08:55:41 AM  
1 vote:
So Romney has set specific policies and connected them to specific, positive economic results. He is arguing that a free-enterprise, supply-side program will rejuvenate jobs and economic growth. And he backs this up with an unmistakable philosophy of economic freedom.

Evidence not required when you have an unmistakable philosophy. Apparently.
2012-08-13 08:39:52 AM  
1 vote:
He's like the great communicator in every way, except that he's quite mediocre and he can't communicate at all.
2012-08-13 05:09:11 AM  
1 vote:
"Who was the last Republican leader to talk specifically in those terms? Ronald Reagan."

Romney's speechwriter probably read every one of Reagan's speeches to make sure Romney sounds like him. I know, unconceivable.

/ Your beloved Ronny wasn't as fiscally conservative as your hack blog suggests.
// Good luck getting the Romney/Ryan budget through Congress.
/// Gonna lose anyway
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